Thursday 19 September 2013

A Few Hours Well Spent.

Sept 18 2013 104th Delta, B.C.

After looking for the elusive Smith's Longspur without any success I decided to walk east on the dye path. I wanted to check a freshly ploughed corn field that I thought might attract the small flock of Longspurs that had been near 96th Ave. As much as I wished no such miracle of miracles prevailed.
However I did find many Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Song sparrow, one Lincoln Sparrow and numerous Barn Swallows.
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
I also chatted to a few birders before making my way back to the car. Just by the railway line a juvenile Red-tailed hawk was surveying the ground from a telephone poll. I took a few pix and waited until it flew off before pressing the shutter for an action shot.
A few hours well spent, it's as simple as that!

Waiting for just the right moment .

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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